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No threat from bag found at Winnipeg Square

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The suspicious package at Winnipeg Square turned out to be a rather innocuous sports bag.

Police gave the all-clear sign around 10 a.m. after the bomb squad determined there was nothing hazardous in the bag found on a ramp in the lower lever.

The Winnipeg Police Service bomb unit "is trained each and every day for events like this," said Det.-Sgt. Natalie Aitken.

Access to the lower-level area of the mall at Portage and Main had been restricted since about 7:40 a.m.

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Updated on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM CDT: Updated with information from police.

10:13 AM: adds video, replaces photo

10:32 AM: Video updated with new information

11:48 AM: Clarifies quote.

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